Baraboo – Portage – Prairie du Sac – Lodi – North Freedom, Wisconsin

March 21 – 23, 2019 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day

Dear Friends,

In just a little over two months, members of the threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail open their doors for all fiber enthusiasts to join them for three days of fiber arts workshops, exhibits, a runway show, maker’s market, studio tours and a lot of fun. They are passionate about fiber arts, promoting arts in general and collaborating with each other. 

We like to say, “renew yourself with a creative getaway.” You’ll experience three days of inspiration to enrich your life with hands-on workshops and class offerings.  You can watch experienced artists and artisans demonstrate their skills and chat with the artists. We hope their stories will inspire your story. You’ll want to see Jean Leeson’s quilt exhibit, Prism. It’s Jean first solo exhibit and we know how momentous that experience is! The exhibit is at Tivoli Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage and is organized by Portage Center for the Arts. Also in Portage, the historic Indian Agency House is hosting a benefit for their non-profit. It’s a Historical Fiber Faire where museum volunteers will be demonstrating various tatting, weaving techniques, sewing and quilting from the 19th century. 

Helen’s Daughters Studio has organized the wildly fun ‘Fabrication’ The Runway Show’ for the second year on Friday, March 22, 2019. Corralling community volunteers to wear black and walk the runway holding all forms of fiber art is community theatre at its most fun. $10 for first row seating and $5 for all other rows with a 6:30 start time.

Dana Slowiak is a paper artist and is teaching three classes this year. All three are whimsical and fun! The classes are listed below. Spring Creek Art Works is the name of Kipp Inglis’ studio also in Lodi. Maday Delgado is teaching four workshops from improv weaving to ‘big’ slow stitching at Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac in Baraboo.

The Trail rolls through four towns from Baraboo south to Prairie du Sac then east to Lodi and back up to Portage. North Freedom, just west of Baraboo, is new this year. Mary Luckhardt Klemm has a basketry studio there and will host two day-long basketry workshops. You’ll be meandering throughout the scenic Wisconsin River Valley and Baraboo Hills, so yo might want to book a room at the restored, historic Ringling House Bed & Breakfast in Baraboo or the vintage Victorian Dreams Bed & Breakfast in Lodi and relax. Be sure to support makers and businesses.

Have fun!

Jenny

Featured photo: Lisa Binkley

TAKE A ‘MAKER’S EXPERIENCE’ WORKSHOP!

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Thursday, MARCH 21 WORKSHOPS

Workshop: The Big Stitch/Sashiko Hand-stitching • Maday Delgado $85.00 • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm • Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac 116 4th St Baraboo • The Big Stitch/Sashiko Hand-Stitching workshop will incorporate machine piecing and Sashiko hand-stitching.

Workshop: The Art of the Doll Jeanne Weymuth $70.00  • 9:00 – 4:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building 323 Water St. Baraboo • Let’s Play with DOLLS! The class will differ from the 2018 , focusing on creating a figure with a fabric sculpted, hardened and painted face/head.

Workshop: Prairie Lilies Scrap Quilt  Linda Halpin $85.00 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Join me for a full day workshop as joyous colors are used to combine hand appliqué with machine piecing in this Prairie Lilies Scrap Quilt. Constructed in a two-for-one technique, the machine piecing methods create cutaways that are ready to go into a Bonus Quilt, so you are actually making two quilts at the same time. Make use of every bit of fabric. It is such fun!

Workshop: Teeny Toothpick Booklets Dana Slowiak $40.00 + $5.00 supply fee • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • D Squared Studios 141 D Lodi St. Lodi • Learn this simple and fun binding method! Use toothpicks, beautiful papers, small cuts, and folds to create small, unique books.

Workshop: Traditional Dream Catcher Debra Grall $20.00 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • I was taught how to make traditional Dream Catchers from a Lakota medicine woman. I use red twig, sinew (now artificial, stones that represent the four directions and feathers.

Workshop: Eco-print on a silk scarf Kipp Inglis $55.00 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • Spring Creek Art Works 141-C Lodi St. Lodi • Join the eco-print craze! Using available leaves (both fresh and dried) participants will create their own designs on a silk scarf.

Workshop: The Business of Fiber Art Char TerBeest-Kudla $30.00 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Want to start a fiber art business? This class will explore how to start and market a fiber arts business.

Workshop: 12 X 12: Framing Your Fiber Art Work Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler $85.00 • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Want to learn how to frame and preserve your precious fiber artwork? Learn the basic techniques how to properly archive and frame you handmade fiber art work!

Workshop: Embellished Reversible Felt Scarf Christy Skuban $75.00 • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Embellished reversible felted scarves thru the basics of wet felt making.

Workshop: Pine Needle Weaving on Gourds w/Beads Debra Grall $30.00 • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • After preparing your gourd, you will be creating a vessel using stains, pine needles and beads.

Friday, MARCH 22 WORKSHOPS

Workshop: Silk Scarf Serendipity: Dye It, Bling It, Wear It! Jane Foos $35.00 + $10 supply fee  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Dye an infinity length silk scarf with translucent dyes that set without chemicals or steaming.

Workshop: Funky Bucket Jeanne Weymuth $40.00 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Anything goes with these whimsical, simple to create funky buckets! Made from upcycled wool and every kind of embellishment you can imagine. We’ll use felted wool sweaters and will embellish with many creative approach student desires.

Workshop: Mixed Media Art Quilt Tapestry Maday Delgado $80.00 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac 116 4th St. Baraboo • Using a touch of improvisation, much like scrap-booking, centered around a theme, we will use embellishments, textiles, printed photo fabric and/or other mementos, to create a cherished Art Quilt tapestry.

Workshop: Embellished Reversible Felted Scarves Christy Skuban $75.00 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Embellished reversible felted scarves thru the basics of wet felt making.

Workshop: Oblong Bread Basket Mary Luckhardt Klemm $80.00 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm • 114 Franklin St. North Freedom • This basket is approximately 10” x 4” x 5”. It has a wooden base and a middle centerpiece of randed reed in multi colors (participants can choose these colors on arrival).

Workshop: “Way More Than Wallflowers” Board Dana Slowiak $50.00+ $20 supply fee • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm • D Squared Studios 141 D Lodi St. Lodi • Create your own wood sign but with a floral twist. Create simple, handmade paper flowers for your decorative wooden board.

Workshop: The ART of Event Making Char TerBeest-Kudla $30.00 • 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • So you want to host an event? Learn how to name, marketing and attract an audience for a trunk show, pop up shop, art/craft fair, studio opening, etc.

Workshop: Beaded Goddess Capochon pin or pendant Debra Grall $45.00 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Get in touch with your inner Goddess by making your own personal beaded capochon pin or pendant. Limit 4 students.

Workshop: Beyond Boro: Explore beyond the basics Kipp Inglis $45.00 • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Spring Creek Art Works 141 – C Lodi St. Lodi • Utilizing the aesthetics of Japanese Boro stitching for mending, explore other ways of transferring this method to your other work, be it quilting, doll making, clothing, jewelry or anywhere stitches can be applied.

Workshop: The Art of Weaving Beyond Yarn Maday Delgado $95.00 • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac 116 4th St., Baraboo, WI, 53913 • In this workshop, now on its second year, we will explore weaving with traditional and non-traditional textiles and fibers.

Saturday, MARCH 23 WORKSHOPS

Workshop: 12 X 12: Framing Your Fiber Art Work Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler $85.00 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water St. Baraboo • Want to learn how to frame and preserve your precious fiber artwork? Learn the basic techniques how to properly archive and frame you handmade fiber art work!

Workshop: Lattice Quilt Class Jean Leeson $35.00 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Tivoli Divine Saviors 2805 Hunters Trail Portage • Learn this simple technique for creating a deceptively complex quilt with strips that seem to weave and intertwine.

Workshop: Shibori and Indigo Dyeing Kipp Inglis $55.00 • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm • Spring Creek Art Works 141 Studio C Lodi St. Lodi • Using quilting cotton, participants will learn various techniques of stitched, bundled, folded and clamped forms of shibori as a resist to the indigo dye.

Workshop: Whimsy with Paper and Wire Dana Slowiak $40.00 + $10.00 supply fee • 1:00 am – 4:00 pm • D Squared Studios 141 D Lodi St. Lodi • Create your own whimsical characters using decorative papers and wire forms. You will learn to form your wire into simple objects, such as balloons, butterflies, and flowers, and you will add your favorite papers to your forms.

Workshop: Woven Serving Basket Mary Luckhardt Klemm $80.00 • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  • 114 Franklin St. North Freedom • This basket is approximately 10” in diameter and 8” high. It has a wooden base and a middle accent of colors that will contrast with the natural color of the reed.

Workshop: The Circle Game: Beading & Embroidery Lisa Binkley $195.00 + $40.00 kit fee • TWO DAY WORKSHOP March 23 – 24, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm • River Arts on Water Gallery 590 Water St. Prairie du Sac • In this class we explore and create a sampler of circular motifs in bead embroidery. Working with a wide variety of beads we will learn, design, and stitch a diverse range of circular forms that could be used on art quilts, garments, and other fiber art.

Workshop: Anatomy of a T-Shirt Quilt  Maday Delgado $65.00 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm • Ardyth’s Sew ‘n’ Vac 116 4th St Baraboo • Explore techniques for working with knits and other textiles effectively to include in heirloom pieces such as quilts, tapestries and/or pillows.

Workshop: Beaded Goddess Capochon pin or pendant Debra Grall $45.00 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • Yellow Feather Gallery, 612 Oak St. Baraboo • Get in touch with your inner Goddess by making your own personal beaded capochon pin or pendant. Limit 4 students.

TOUR THE TRAIL!

Fiber and Art Festival, Exhibits, Pop-Up Shops and ‘Fabrication’ The Runway

Historic Indian Agency House Fiber and Art Festival

Historic Indian Agency House is open for this special event. Enjoy a festival of artists demonstrating their crafts. Watch demos of the following historic textile arts:

  • Basket weaving
  • Needle felting
  • Naal binding
  • Spinning
  • Tatting
  • Plus, 101 things to make using a wool sweater!

Our museum gift shop will be filled with handcrafted treasures, craft and history books, antiques, and more. Homemade Irish Creme and baked goodies fundraiser. Reservations appreciated, historicindianagencyhouse@gmail.com.

Historic Indian Agency House
1490 Agency House Rd., Portage, WI

Thank you for supporting HIAH with a $5 donation.

Historic Indian Agency House Fiber and Art Festival

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL HOURS: 10:00 - 2:00 p.m., Historic Indian Agency House

Artisan Market Pop-up Shops

Shop the Threaded Streams Baraboo Teachers Pop Up Shops in the Ringling Room. Handbags, Upcycled, tops /tunics/dresses, Felted hats, scarves/ pendants/earrings, Silk scarves/wall art/diaries, and so much more!

March 21 – 23, 2019
10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Baraboo Arts Building
323 Water St. Baraboo, WI

Artisan Market Pop-up Shops

Baraboo Arts Building

Prism — Art Quilts of Jean Leeson Exhibit

The art quilts of Jean Leeson — inspirations from nature, represented in fabric — will be exhibited at Tivoli, the Portage Center for the Arts location at Divine Savior Healthcare. Jean employs a complicated piecing technique to turn designs, abstracted from her photographs, into unique art quilts. She also makes one-of-a-kind bed quilts using distinctive fabrics and patterns.

Tivoli – Divine Savior Healthcare
2805 Hunters Trail Portage, WI 53705

Prism -- Art Quilts of Jean Leeson Exhibit

January 3 - March 31, 2019, Tivoli - Divine Savior Healthcare

Farm Tour — Lodi Alpacas at Whistling Valley Farm

Visit a working alpaca farm! See the barns, Suri alpaca herd and you might even see a darling barn kitten or two! Jan Clingman is an official Suri ‘Sertified’ breeder, very knowledgeable about animal husbandry and what it takes to make the highest quality knitting yarn. Shop the Farm Store for finished products, yarn and roving. 

We are dedicated to the preservation of the unique, purely suri alpaca. We strive to produce superior commercial characteristics through our breeding program. Our goal is to see the North American suri achieve notoriety as the most exceptional suri in the world.

We acquired a herd of suri alpacas in 2009 and have been breeding, showing and selling alpacas and herdsire services ever since. We also added a farm store to the property and sell luxury alpaca items such as a variety of socks for all types of weather and events, scarves, mittens, gloves, hats, sweaters, rugs, teddy bears, yarn, roving, and kits. 

Lodi Alpacas at Whistling Valley Farm
N1792 Ryan Road Lodi, WI 53555

Alpaca Farm Tour

March 21 - 23, 2019 Tours at 10:00, Noon and 2:00 p.m., Lodi Alpacas at Whistling Valley Farm

‘From Artisan the Closet’ Exhibit

Is it 1968? Fashion pulled out of an Artisan Closet. Prom dress from the 60’s, 1st generation Birkenstocks, embellished army shirt, super big earrings, granny dress, wire rim glasses, more treasured finds as we go through our closet. Nothing serious about this exhibit. If you were a student in the 60’s, catch this exhibit! (Picture above: McCall’s Boho pattern 3599.)

Baraboo Arts Building
323 Water St Baraboo, WI

'From Artisan the Closet' Exhibit

March 21 - 23, 2019 10:00 - 4:00 p.m., Baraboo Arts Building

FABRICATION – THE RUNWAY SHOW

Fun, fast paced runway Fiber Arts Fashion Show
“Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail”
Featuring
Garments – Accessories – Art Work
Created by the Threaded Streams, teachers, shop owners and students.

Front Row $10. All other $5 at the door.
Socializing start at 6:30 PM
Beverages (Beer, Wine, Soda) available.
Open to the fiber trail participants and the public
Makers Market Shopping after the Runway!!! “Shop the Runway”

March 22, 2019
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Baraboo Arts Building
323 Water St. Baraboo, WI

FABRICATION - THE RUNWAY SHOW

March 22, 2019 Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Baraboo Arts Building

The mission of Midwest Fiber Arts Trails is to honor the Midwest’s rich textile heritage and celebrate and promote the work of contemporary fiber artists.

Address: 229 Minnetonka Ave S #181 Wayzata, MN 55391 • Phone : 612.961.1601 • Email: jennifer@fiberartalmanac.com

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